Guyver: Dark Hero
Guyver: Dark Hero
R | 20 April 1994 (USA)
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Sean Barker became the unwilling host to an alien bio-armor known as the Guyver. A year ago he destroyed the Kronos Corporation, an organization of mutants who want the Guyver. Now he is trying to find why the Guyver unit forces him to fight and kill evil.

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Cubussoli

Very very predictable, including the post credit scene !!!

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Micransix

Crappy film

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Arianna Moses

Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.

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Cheryl

A clunky actioner with a handful of cool moments.

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srepolt

Being a huge fan of the original manga and a big fan of the first American film, Guyver Dark Hero is one of those rare exceptions when the sequel is better than the first installment. What makes this film better than the first movie is that they try to keep this film serious. Steve Wang and Screaming Mad George directed the first movie and as awesome it was seeing the Guyver done in live action, the tone and the pace of the movie vie was all over the place. The first film had comedy in areas where it wasn't needed and serious elements when things could have used a comedic scene to break up some on screen tension. The sequel is very different due to the fact that Steve Wang was the sole director. I'm assuming that Screaming Mad George wanted more comedy in the sequel and Steve Wang didn't so they parted ways. The sequel is by far the better movie for a number of reasons. They replaced the lead by casting David Hayter ( voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear video game franchise, screenplay writer of the X-Men movies ) who did a far better job than Jack Armstrong. David Hayter played the character of Sean Barker aka the Guyver very straight and very cool. The Guyver suit looked awesome on screen and was an exact adaption of the manga. They even went as far as to include some of the Guyvers other powers from the Manga and Anime. The the action and special effects for a 900,000 dollar movie are very good. The film makers tried very hard to Americanize the Japanese story while trying to stay as close to the original manga as possible. With such a tight budget they managed to not waste any money in delivering excellent costumes, action, makeup and special effects. This movie was made solely for fans of the Giyver and that's that. If you like the Guyver than this movie is for you.

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gemreviews2

This is indeed a cheap, 90's chop-socky action movie. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. The acting is terrible and the visual effects are cheap.But for some reason, its not a slow movie. And that's good. I think this is the first, live action performance of David Hayter. He looks like a very, young and generic 90's man. He looks like someone that would have appeared in the TV series, "90210". This movie was directed by prop maker Steve Wang, and the fights and stunts were done by a Japanese stunt team that used to do stunt work for the power rangers japan.So the fight sequences look a lot like a power rangers episode, but imagine it to be more like a Rated R power rangers. And that concept alone is worth watching this movie. There is some over the top violence. But its not disturbing. And its a short film. As a matter of fact, i miss action films like this. In my opinion, this film has better "fantasy- kung fu" fights than the Matrix.I feel i can recommend this to "The Evil dead" crowd. The film sequences are over the top. But it still has enough polish and style to be taken as a serious film

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chrisgiant

As low budget sci-fi movies go this is quite a interesting flick, with some excellent fight scenes. As for the creature effects, the Guyver/Zoanoid costumes are excellent and overall go to make the movie one of my personal sci-fi favourites. Ever since becoming the Guyver Sean Baker has been troubled by nightmares of alien ships and monstrous creatures. Worried that the suit that aided him in destroying the Cronos Corporation is now corrupting his sense of right and wrong. Although still using his abilities to fight crime he is struggling to fight against the impulse to kill that surges through his veins every time he calls upon the armour. He soon also finds himself being strangely drawn to an archaeological dig in Utah. But why do the digs benefactors seem so familiar and what of the increased reports of bear attacks in the local area? Despite the quite bad acting, Guyver: Dark hero is good fun, is a vast improvement on it's predecessor (Mutronics) and is much more in line with the great story depicted in the manga comics/cartoons!

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dee.reid

As a long time fan of "The Guyver," the Japanese Manga series character who is born when an alien armor invades the body of a high school student and transforms him into a bionic superhero, I feel the live American adaptations to be lacking, but this one is worth the while. An evil corporation called Chronos wants the Guyver and will do anything to get it, including using their army of "Zoanoids," human mutants who change form into grotesque monsters at will.If you are a fan of Yoshiki Takaya's Manga series (but are unable to buy the comics or Anime series), it's best you see this live American adaptation first, not Screaming Mad George's first film which was released in 1991. This film, directed by Steve Wang, is less comical and focuses a lot more on the character, getting to the center of his dilemma and how he feels that the Guyver armor is pushing him to kill.But like I said, it's best you see this one first (it's not the best) but you might still want to check this one out if you're curious about Japan's most powerful superhero.

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